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Norfolk: Oxwick with Pattesley

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Oxwick with Pattesley is about 3 miles S. of Fakenham.
It is also known as Oxwick, Oxwick cum Pattesley and as Oxwick and Pattesley.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of All Saints at Oxwick
Description and pictures of the ruins.
Church of St John the Baptist at Pattesley
Description and picture of the house containing the ruins.
Heywood, Stephen and Ayton, John
Three Ruined Churches: St Margaret, Bayfield; St Mary Magdalen, Saxlingham Thorpe; and All Saints, Oxwick.
[Norwich, Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group, 1995]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Churchwardens' Rates
Principal property occupiers and the amounts paid.
1757-1758, and 1826-1827.
Churchwardens' Payments, or Disbursements
Payments for church repairs, communion bread and wine, etc.
1737-1761, and 1762-1784.
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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Oxwick with Pattesley was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

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Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Oxwick with Pattesley is in Launditch Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Launditch Hundred
Description of Launditch Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

Land and Property

Town Lands
Locations, acreages, tenants, and the amounts paid.
Land Tax
Principal property owners and occupiers, and the amounts paid.
1801-1802, 1810-1811, and 1820-1821.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population   
1801  6  961 Oxwick
   1  111 Pattesley
1811  81378
184113--64 Oxwick
   2--16 Pattesley
185115--70 Oxwick
   3--15 Pattesley
Year   Inhabited
Families Population   
186114--66 Oxwick
   2--10 Pattesley

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1861 Census
MITFORD. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the Mitford District is attributed to the migration of labourers to towns, and to Yorkshire and Northumberland, &c."

Voting Registers

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March 2011